With the news this week that time traveler Rip Hunter will appear in the CW's forthcoming Flash/Arrow spinoff series, played by Doctor Who actor Arthur Darvill, this seems an apt time to learn more about Rip's future-dad and sometime team-up buddy, Booster Gold.

Created by Dan Jurgens in his self-titled series in 1986, Booster is one of the most quintessentially 80s superheroes, dressed in garish gold, and obsessed with his own image and celebrity. He came from the future, but he belongs to the MTV generation. And as a time-traveler himself, he  has a typically convoluted backstory involving a dead sister, alternate versions of himself, and the usual confusion of crises.

That backstory is only going to get more complicated when Booster Gold is thrown into the mix of DC's Convergence event. Thankfully DC has decided to help readers out with a two-page guide to Booster's backstory, which they've asked us to share exclusively with you. Check it out below:

 

 

Dan Jurgens returns to his creation for the two-part Convergence: Booster Gold mini-series during DC's Convergence event, with artists Raúl Fernández and Alvaro Martinez. Here's the solicitation info for both issues:

CONVERGENCE: BOOSTER GOLD #1
Written by: Dan Jurgens
Art by: Raúl Fernández, Alvaro Martinez
Cover by: Danny Miki, Dan Jurgens
Variant cover by: Chip Kidd
U.S. Price: 3.99
On Sale Date: Apr 29 2015
STARRING HEROES FROM CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS! Trapped with Rip Hunter and other time travelers, Booster Gold and his future self must work together to get out of prison and off the planet.

 

CONVERGENCE: BOOSTER GOLD #2
Written by: Dan Jurgens
Art by: Raúl Fernández, Alvaro Martinez
Cover by: Danny Miki, Dan Jurgens
Variant cover by: Chip Kidd
U.S. Price: 3.99
On Sale Date: May 27 2015
STARRING HEROES FROM CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS! Booster Golds… Time Masters… is it possible that the combined might of these heroes can put an end to the Convergence battles?
This extra-sized issue includes a sneak peek at what’s coming up in the DC Universe!